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    Oscar expands best pic noms to 10

    Oscar expands best pic noms to 10
    Ganis announces change to Academy Awards

    Oscar is opening up his playing field in a big way next year.

    The Motion Picture Academy announced Wednesday that for the first time in more than 65 years, the field of best picture nominees will be expanded to 10 contenders for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

    "Having 10 best picture nominees is going allow Academy voters to recognize and include some of the fantastic movies that often show up in the other Oscar categories but have been squeezed out of the race for the top prize," said Acad prexy Sid Ganis in announcing the shift. "I can't wait to see what that list of 10 looks like when the nominees are announced in February."

    The last time the Oscar race featured 10 best pic contenders was the 16th annual contest in 1943, when "Casablanca" emerged with the top prize. There were 10 best pic noms for most of the Academy Awards' first decade. In 1935 there was a bumper crop of 12 nominees.

    Acad's decision will undoubtedly add heat to next year's Oscar campaigning, especially in a year when no obvious front-runners have emerged in the first half. The move also comes on the heels of biz complaints that the Acad's rule of limiting the pic nominees to the top five vote-getters elbows out some of the more popular titles, such as last year's B.O. champ "The Dark Knight."

    Oscar noms will be announced Feb. 2 with the awards handed out March 7 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

    Source: Variety
    Sounds interesting! But wow at them going for 10! Its gonna be insane trying to watch them all! Lol!
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    I think that's a great idea. I always feel like so many films are left out of the top 5, so it'll at least give them the opportunity to honour a few more.

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    I'm not really in favor of this. During slow years the category will be weak, and also, if a movie really is Oscar-worthy, it will be nominated no matter how many nominees there are.

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    I think this is great! Now comedies and animated films can finally find a place!

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    This is great to increase movie sales. When you put that "Oscar Nominated" sticker on a movie, it sells more.



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    I think it's a stupid idea
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    WOULD YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME

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    I like it! There are always so many other movies I think should be nominated that are always left out!

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    There are a lot of great movies that go unnoticed, so I think this is a good thing. It may split the votes a bit, but it'll give some of these smaller movies a chance at some notoriety.

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